Coyote Tracks November 2018

Kesterson Elementary School

Thank you for supporting our Run for the Money!

Thanks to our generous families, we met our goal of raising $20,000 for instructional supplies, field trips, and technology. As you know, Ms. Wright and Mrs. Burlacu promised to spend the night on the roof if we met our goal, and they will be keeping their promise on Wednesday night! Please tune in to Kesterson's facebook page on Wednesday night at 8pm to see our administrators reading a bedtime story from the roof!

The Importance of Attendance

Dear families,


We are thankful!


As we prepare to take a short break from school for Thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude for everyone who makes it possible for as many students as possible to come to school every day, on time, read to learn. We thank:


  • Our students and families for making daily attendance a priority since they know the habit of attendance will help them do well in the classroom and eventually in a job.
  • Our wonderful teachers who pour their energy into making each classroom an exciting place for exploration and knowledge so children do not want to miss out on learning.
  • Our support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need.


We appreciate each of you so much. We look forward to seeing you after the Thanksgiving holiday. We also hope you will keep in mind that school is closed the week of November 19-23.


We especially appreciate everyone's efforts to avoid taking extra days off during the Thanksgiving holiday. Just a few missed days here and there, even if they're excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and leave your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

December Attendance Incentive

In order to encourage excellent attendance, we are offering a new incentive for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders during the month of December. There are 15 school days in December, and every 3rd-5th grade student who is here every day, with no tardies, and does not check out early will be invited to our first ever attendance lock-in party on Friday, January 11. We will have an overnight sleepover party complete with games, movies, and fun activities to celebrate those who make attendance a priority!

Please Update Contact Information

It is really important that we be able to contact you at all times. This is a matter of student safety. Too often, we call parents and get the message, "This phone is not taking calls at this time," or, "This subscriber's mailbox is full." Imagine if there were an emergency and we could not get through to a parent or guardian. If you get a new address, phone number, or email address, please stop in to the office so we can change the information in our computer system.

Have you ever thought of becoming a substitute teacher?

We love when our parents sub for us! If you have 60 college credits and are interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please check out https://www.ccsd.net/employees/prospective/applications/substitutes/min-requirements and contact Sub Services at 702-799-5420 if you have more questions.

Popsicle Sales

Our fifth graders will be selling popsicles and ice cream sandwiches every Friday during lunch recess in order to help pay for the Pali Institute trip. Popsicles will cost $1.00 and will be available for students in grades 1-5 outside of the snack shack.

Volunteer Policy

We welcome volunteers at Kesterson! However, CCSD policy mandates that anyone who is going to volunteer more than three times a month, or who is ever alone with students, must have a background check and fingerprints done through the district. If you are interested in volunteering, please look at the letter that was sent home with instructions on how to complete the background check, or contact Ms. Vicky in the office.

Please remember, dogs are not allowed on campus.

Kesterson Elementary School WEBSITE

TONS of great information for Kesterson Families.

Student and Family HANDBOOK

Policies and procedures for Kesterson Families

Infinite Campus access

Infinite Campus is a website parents can use to see student information, including grades and attendance. For password assistance, contact the front office.

Pay for Meals Online

Click here to add money to your child's meal account online.

PTA Website

Click here to find out more about our PTA. Please join the PTA!

Follow Kesterson on Facebook! www.facebook.com/KestersonES

We post updates about school events, activities and much more!

Upcoming Events/Dates to Remember

11/06/18 No School (Election Day)

11/07/18 No School (Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences)

11/12/18 No School (Veterans Day)

11/13/18 Pizza Sales at Lunch (order forms due 11/9/18)

11/15/18 Make Up Picture Day

11/19/18 - 11/23/18 No School (Thanksgiving Week)

11/29/18 9:15 am - PTA General Meeting

11/30/18 5:30 pm - PTA Ornament Night

12/22/18-1/6/19 - No School (Winter Break)